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I believe all citizens have a responsibility to ensure the validity of their assertions.

June 9, 2020
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For a robust civil discourse requires open, honest dialog: The bottom line is the killings and mistreatment of citizens must stop.

By Lisa B. Rhine: MY TURN June 6, 2020
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We have and will continue to face this pandemic by coming together and relying on one another for support, encouragement and strength.

By Danny Brown: MY TURN June 6, 2020
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Reference: Arizona sets new high mark for one-day gain in COVID-19 cases: 1,127 -- Are you aware that several reliable sources within the last month (May) have reported that anyone who has had a flu shot within the last several years will test positive for COVID 19?

June 6, 2020
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This Verde Connect Project connecting State Route 260 with Corneille Road and to Middle Verde Road is a terrible project.

June 6, 2020
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The social media malady of not reading past the headline has created its fair share of confusion over the intent of Gov. Doug Ducey’s curfew order this week.

By Dan Engler June 2, 2020
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Find ways to celebrate the history and diversity in our Verde Valley, and to heal wounds which may be generational. We’ve been through a lot in this valley, but we have come ahead united.

By Tim Elinski June 2, 2020
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The greatest loss of freedom is the loss of life. Those that have died prematurely before their children were grown, or those close to retirement, or those who simply went to work one day at a factory, grocery story or a hospital.

By Linda Roemer: MY TURN May 30, 2020
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Now that businesses are reopening I notice more and more people not following the advice of the CDC to maintain social distancing and wear a face mask.

May 30, 2020
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What is the most important question in life? Today I am thinking it is this: Will I live my life governed by sacrificial love, or by some combination of fear, greed, and ambition?

May 30, 2020
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As we come to the end of a school year unlike any other, I want to briefly reflect on the past months, but more importantly give you a glimpse of what our schools may look like this summer and when we return.

By Steve King: My Turn May 26, 2020
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This is written in reply to the recent “Freeloader” editorial in this paper. That editorial was long on empty assertions about freeloading poor but very short on actual substance.

May 26, 2020
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The person who wrote the editorial about freeloaders in Sunday’s newspaper needs to see a doctor. He has no heart.

May 26, 2020
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Just because some top official wants to get his name put on something, or some landowner wants to get access to their property so they can develop it, does not mean you should waste taxpayers money on a bridge to nowhere.

May 26, 2020
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Try to fathom the number of men and women who have died fighting our nation’s enemies over the centuries. It’s overwhelming. It’s stunning. It’s certainly worth a moment of our time.

May 25, 2020
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What the state’s jobless report fails to show is the number of people who are out of work by choice. They could be working.

By Dan Engler May 22, 2020
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‘This spring has been a great social experiment -- in communal living, in family cohesion, in national purpose, in personal group selflessness. It also has opened our ears to birdsong and sharpened our eyes to nature. It may not have changed the Earth. But it may have changed us’

By David M. Shribman May 19, 2020
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In one full swoop, Danny Howe went from puffing out his chest to doing a classic duck-and-run. He went from hero to shrinking violet in the blink of an eye.

By Dan Engler May 16, 2020
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I have participated on Transportation Planning Committees for more than four years. During that time I found that ojur leadership does a great job at balancing the needs of the different residents of Yavapaii County.

May 16, 2020
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Just wanted to say how great it was to see the article on the Haunted Group and how the Jurisin family handled the shut down of its wonderful restaurants.

May 16, 2020
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I recently received a mailing from VerdeDISConnect that was very negative about local leadership. I have participated on Transportation Planning Committees for more than four years. During that time I found that ojur leadership does a great job at balancing the needs of the different residents of Yavapaii County.

May 16, 2020
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I want to recognize that we are all in this same pandemic storm, however, as many have already observed … we are not all in the same boat.

By Charlie German: Mayor, Town of Camp Verde May 12, 2020
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This crisis is not over. We must remain vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. As businesses begin the process to reopen and daily routines are restored, we urge Arizonans to continue to take proper precautions to protect themselves and others.

May 12, 2020
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The next time you see a police officer just doing his or her job, take a moment to say thank you. It will mean more to them than you may realize.

By Sheila Polk: MY TURN May 9, 2020
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At this particular time, I believe that the stated motivation of federal, state, and local governments for the personal distancing rules is the protection of the general public, including our own congregations. No one is trying to keep us from preaching the gospel.

May 9, 2020

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